John lost everything that was important to him -- but still didn't think he had a problem. Meth completely destroyed him. He tried to end his life. Homeless and desperate, John came to Portland Rescue Mission for a hot meal and dry place to sleep -- the first steps toward a new life.
"I drank, smoked pot, did ecstasy and coke. I was living with a boyfriend who was a drug lord. We lived in a garage with no kitchen, and there were rats. I was being forced to do things I didn't want to do. I was in hell." Your support helps hurting people like Mikole find healing and a fresh start in life. More than just a meal. More than a bed. You give HOPE. To donate, call 503-MISSION (647-7466) or visit http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/lp/pinterest/
After waking up in January on the Burnside Bridge and unable to feel his toes, Mike went to the Burnside Shelter to talk with a staff member. “I’m scared. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to drink, I don’t want to use and I want off the streets.” Today, he celebrates a brand new life.
Rejection and despair were all too common to Jimm, but a hot meal, safe shelter and love from kind volunteers helped him find a new purpose in live. Homelessness ends! http://youtu.be/8eqVidQ6qXU Portland Rescue Mission #homeless
Scott knows what it's like to sleep on the streets in the cold. He knows what it feels like to use cardboard as a blanket. Today, he knows what hope feels like. Watch his story and celebrate the ending of #homelessness - one life at a time! Thank you for your generous support that gives men like Scott a chance at a new life. To give today, please visit http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/lp/pinterest/ Thank you.
Life was rough for JoAnn growing up. Both parents were addicts, and her father had extreme anger issues. The turmoil and fear just seemed like a normal part of life. Surrounded by addiction and abuse, JoAnn began to copy the life her parents lived. It left her broken: addicted to drugs and full of regret. Watch JoAnn's story and see how she has conquered her addictions and begun a new life! Thanks for your support. To give, please visit www.PortlandRescueMission.org/give.
Ryan - Portland Rescue Mission. As a troubled teen whose parents were divorcing, Ryan didn't know how to deal with the emotional turmoil around him. Drugs seemed like an escape, but trapped him in devastating alcohol and drug addiction for years. Thanks to compassionate friends like you, Portland Rescue Mission offered Ryan a place of refuge and hope.